Veteran-Owned Certification (VOSB)

As a way of saying “thank you” to the men and women who have served in the American Armed Forces the U.S. Congress developed the Veteran Owned Business Certification Program. This certification is available for small businesses that are majority owned and managed by a veteran who is directly involved in the day-to-day operations.

In addition, the State of Minnesota also certifies Veteran Owned businesses through their Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program.

Each of these certifications are designed to help veterans secure government contracts nationally and private work within their own communities. According to the National Veteran-Owned Business Association, 70% of Americans would prefer to purchase services and products from veteran-owned businesses.

Sierra Metals holds both the Federal and the Minnesota State Veteran-Owned Small Business Certifications.


Don's Story

Shortly after graduating high school in 1981 Sierra Metals founder and President Don Weber followed in the foot steps of his father, Charles Weber, Sr. and enlisted in The United States Marine Corps volunteering for the Infantry.

Upon completion of boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego he was named Company Honorman and meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. Following Infantry Training School at Camp Pendleton California PFC Weber was selected for the Marine Barracks Security Detail at Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia achieving the rank of Lance Corporal.

He finished his tour of duty in 1984 at Marine Corps Base Camp LeJeune, North Carolina serving with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines – a light infantry battalion know as “the Warlords”